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How Thermal Stress Affects You

Heading into summer, there are certain aspects in your role on a mining site that become more difficult. One of the biggest factors that work against us in mining, is heat.

How to protect, clean and store height safety gear

Harnesses and other height safety gear should be cleaned regularly to minimise odour build-up, increase service life and remove any potentially degrading materials. And it is not appropriate to soak...

DMIRS New hazard register available

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has developed a new hazard register, which presents the findings from 53 serious injury or serious incident investigations undertaken...

What you need to know about naturally occurring asbestos

Asbestos is naturally occurring – so what do we need to know about to keep safe? Asbestos can be found all over Australia, generally in rock, soil or sediment.  It comes in white (chrysotile), brown...

Tips for Fatigue Management in a Mining Workplace

Fatigue can be identified as ‘level above’ being tired.  It is a level of exhaustion, both mental and physical, that hampers a persons ability to function.  This becomes a major health and safety...

Canadian study examines the reasons behind why why not people admit to mental health problems in the workplace

FIFO WORKERS’ PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS “ALARMING”

More than 1 in 4 (28%) FIFO workers are experiencing high to very high psychological distress according to newly published research by Rural & Remote Mental Health in conjunction with Edith Cowan...

Mining company fined for worker’s death

A mining company in New Zealand has been sentenced following the death of a worker in July 2016. The company’s representatives arrived in Tauranga District Court for sentencing in March and a...